Friday, November 2, 2007

Cleaning Antique Metal

Along with our nonstop woodworking we like to also play with metal from time to time. Here is a pair of antique French urn planters that a customer brought to us to see if we could remove the rust. The foundry plaque reads "Corneau Alfred A Charleville" which dates them back to around 1880. Usually when someone sees a piece that has started to rust badly they would give up and get it out of the house or hide it behind the garage. With a little time and effort a piece like this can be transformed back to its original beauty.